Dish It Up

by Los Albertos

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2009 saw the release of Los Albertos’ third album of musical taurine; Dish It Up. Released through their own label, Chief Recordings, it is their biggest, bounciest, ass-shakingly awesome album to date.

All but one track was produced and engineered by Al Scott – best known for also producing the Levellers’ seminal 90s No 1 album Zeitgeist. The new album demonstrates that the band are not afraid to develop their sound further, with tracks such as Phase resonating a rockier edge than previous compositions, and the laid back acoustic sound achieved on M4.


released January 5, 2009

Tim Herman: sax, vocals
Mark Crawford: guitars, vocals
Martin Andrews: drums
Nic Tribe: bass, keys, vocals
Chez Harper-Grimble: sax, vocals
Des Crawley: trumpet, melodica, vocals

Al Scott: slide guitar on Leslie
Des Day: spoken word on Saint

Produced, recorded and mixed by Al Scott at Metway Studios (except M4, recorded and mixed by Colin Bradley, Scream Studios)

Artwork, photography and graphics: Joe Plant.



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Los Albertos Brighton, UK

Los Albertos are a Brighton based Ska band. Dance grooves with a guitar sound ranging from chicken scratch to Carlos Santana, the horns veer from wall of brass to Klezma reediness in their riotous, joyous sound. After 10 years gigging, recording and sitting in the back of a Mercedes 609d, Los Bos called it a day in Sept 2012. They are now back, 2015, for a few special one-offs, and s new record... ... more


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Track Name: Carry On (Regardless)
going to a party...
I'm going to a party, you're going to a party
wanna try and meet me, copper don't arrest me
looking at the hippies, staring at the rudeboys
eyeing up the totty, what a lovely botty
never mind the rudeboys, who gave the kids poi?
i'll meet you at the main stage, maybe at another stage
we could just sit

down upon the grass, by this tipi
and watch the hari krishnas drink their tea
Track Name: Dish It Out
Oh no, you can dish it out
But you just can't take it

Yeah, you can dish it out but you just can't take it
if it gets too much you can always fake it
I'm sitting here deciding whether I should break it
Best turn around maybe take a leg and shake it
Never say what I mean all the time but I mean it
It's getting on top a bit but then you already know it
Don't ask me what I reckon cos I actually give a shit
if that's the ay that you really feel then take another look at it

Take your face away from mine
Cos it's not needed at this time

Say what you said just a little while ago
When you told me something that I already know
Tell me one more time, I should write it down
Cos I ain't gonna be here the next time it comes around
You pulled me down and talked some shit
I'm gonna have to learn to rise above it
Tell me one more time I forgot to write it down
Cos I was long gone the next time it came around
Track Name: Leslie
You said maybe
I said I'll meet you by the pier
About half past eight
And I'll take you for a beer
You said hold on
I'm not so sure about that
I'll see you at midnight
And you can pick me up by my flat
And we'll go dancing
And you can have your beer
And then you'll smoke your cigarettes
Unless you've got a better idea
And then we'll walk home
Hand in hand through the night
Along the seafront
Into the morning light

And then she said yeah...
Track Name: Julie
tell me how to pay my phone bills
tell me how to buy my fags
tell me how to drink on tuesdays
when my riches have turned to rags
Track Name: M4
Away from the roar
of the old M4
where the roar of the motorway
just fades away
lying under a tree
countryside as far as i can see
away from the roar
of the old M4

something tells me i should have been somewhere hours ago
Track Name: Friends 2
the van pulled up
and in we jumped
and now we're on our way
a smoke, a beer
pass one up here
i thought you knew the way
we're all plugged in
to make a din
and lift you all today
to see you all
and have a ball
and dance your blues, away

i've had a drink
and i've had a think
that i might juts have one more
and if it's o offer
perhaps you could procure
refreshments from the bar
and when it comes
we'll raise our hands
and drink to all of you
and friends we miss
and friends like us
and friends like all of you